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January 22, 2013
Blumenthal Holdings (Charlotte, NC) says it has acquired a majority stake in Terresolve Technologies (Mentor, OH), a leading manufacturer of biobased hydraulic and functional fluids...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Blumenthal-Holdings-acquires-majority-stake-in-Terresolve-Technologies_49193.html
January 14, 2013
O’Rourke Petroleum (Houston), a distributor of lubricants, fuels, and environmental services, announced that it is acquiring Penco Oil (Tyler, TX), a family-owned distributor of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/ORourke-acquires-Texas-based-Shell-lubricant-distributor_48953.html
November 8, 2012
MWV Specialty Chemicals, the pine chemicals unit of MeadWestvaco,  has agreed to acquire full ownership of Brazilian oleochemicals JV Resitec from partner AECI....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/MeadWestvaco-to-buy-full-ownership-of-Resitec_47540.html
November 7, 2012
Gulf Oil Corporation (Hyderabad, India) has agreed to buy specialty chemical manufacturer Houghton International (Valley Forge, PA) from private equity firm AEA Investors (New York)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Indias-Gulf-Oil-to-buy-Houghton-International-for-$1-05-billion_47505.html
November 1, 2012
Innospec recorded adjusted earnings of 65 cts/share during the third-quarter, down 30% from the year-ago period. Unadjusted net income totaled $15.5 million for the quarter. The third...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Innospec-adjusted-income-declines_47396.html
October 17, 2012
Ecolab has agreed to sell its vehicle care division to Zep (Atlanta), a maker of cleaning and sanitizing products, for $120 million. The business, which makes cleaning and maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Ecolab-selling-vehicle-care-business-for-$120-million_47030.html
September 27, 2012
ExxonMobil Chemical says it will invest $215 million to increase capacity for synthetic lubricant base stocks and lubricants blending and packaging operations at its Baton Rogue...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/ExxonMobil-Chemical-Plans-to-Expand-Lubricants-Production-in-Louisiana_46569.html
July 13, 2012
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and hte AG (Heidelberg, Germany) say they will collaborate to develop biobased lubricant base oils and polymers using hte's high-throughput...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Elevance-and-hte-Sign-Research-Collaboration_44877.html
June 7, 2012
Calumet Specialty Products (Indianapolis) has acquired lubricants maker Royal Purple (Porter, TX) for $335 million, the company says. Royal Purple makes lubricants aimed at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Calumet-Specialty-Products-Acquires-Lubricants-Firm-For-$335-Million_44031.html
May 15, 2012
Rockwood Lithium, a division of Rockwood Holdings (Princeton, NJ), is increasing prices of its lithium salts to $1,000/m.t., effective July 1. The increase will help fund investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Rockwood-Increases-Lithium-Salt-Prices_43438.html
February 15, 2012
Infineum (Abingdon, U.K.) says it will build a new salicylate manufacturing facility at its site in Jurong Island, Singapore. The investment amount was not disclosed, but it is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Infineum-Builds-Salicylate-Facility-in-Singapore_41366.html
December 23, 2011
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's latest Chemistry and Light Vehicles report, released this...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Relationship-Between-Light-Vehicles-and-the-Chemical-Industry-Grows-Stronger_39967.html
December 19, 2011
Afton Chemical (Richmond, VA), part of NewMarket Corp. (Richmond), says it has opened a new research and development (R&D) laboratory at Suzhou, China. The new fuel and lubricant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Afton-Opens-Research-Laboratory-in-China_39894.html
December 1, 2011
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) says it has completed the acquisition of a polyalphaolefin (PAO) plant at Beringen, Belgium from Neste Oil. “The addition of this plant to our...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/CPChem-Completes-Acquisition-of-Belgian-PAO-Plant_39438.html
November 15, 2011
Other than a handful of earnings reports and the usual small- to medium-sized acquisitions, specialty chemical firms have had a quiet two weeks. Late-reporting specialty firms, for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Specialties-Snapshot-Nov-3-15_39055.html
October 7, 2011
ExxonMobil Chemical says demand for high-viscosity polyalphaolefins (PAO) is expected to grow at about 6%-8%/year for the foreseeable future, driving the company to invest in new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Energy-Efficiency-Driving-PAO-Demand_38093.html
October 3, 2011
Quaker Chemical says it has acquired G.W. Smith & Sons (Dayton, OH), a die casting lubricant provider with annual sales of approximately $14 million. Financial terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Quaker-Acquires-Metalworking-Lubricants-Firm_38016.html
September 1, 2011
Croda says it has started up production of a lubricant esters plant at New Castle, DE, boosting the sites total esters capacity by 15%. The site will now be able to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Croda-Starts-Up-Lubricant-Esters-Plant-in-Delaware_37314.html
August 23, 2011
Albemarle says it agreed to supply base oils  made from renewable-based farnesene to Novvi (São Paulo, Brazil), a joint venture between Cosan S.A. Industria e Comercio and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Albemarle-Signs-Renewable-Oils-Supply-Deal_37082.html
August 18, 2011
Lubrizol says it will upgrade its existing additives testing capabilities at Mumbai, India. Renovations will include the consolidation of several existing labs into a modern lab...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Lubrizol-Expands-Lab-in-India_36952.html
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